Koncert Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher



U Dubrovnik stiže Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher iz SAD-a koji će u sklopu međunarodne turneje počastiti posjetitelje kazališta jednim zanimljivim koncertom.

Kammerstreicher is one of four nationally and internationally touring ensembles at Wartburg College (Iowa, USA). Formed in 2014 by Dr. Daniel Kaplunas, Kammerstreicher is now led by Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser, who also conducts the Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra. The name is a nod to Wartburg’s rich German heritage—Kammerstreicher means “chamber strings”—and also stems from a desire of the group to reshape expectations for what a chamber orchestra can be and do. The ensemble is comprised of Wartburg’s top string students, including members of the newly formed St. George String Quartet. Repertoire includes music from the Baroque to modern day.

The Wartburg College Castle Singers have been hailed as a model of musicianship since their inception in 1950. Today, under the direction of Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, the group prepares a variety of repertoire from Byrd to The Beatles and beyond. Composed of advanced vocalists, Castle Singers strive to prepare quality choral literature, both old and new, with flexibility, stamina and dramatic flare.

Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser, conductor

Rebecca Nederhiser is a passionate conductor, scholar, and oboist. In addition to Kammerstreicher, Nederhiser also leads the Wartburg Community Symphony and teaches music theory, oboe, and conducting at Wartburg College. As a conductor, Nederhiser creates community-engaging traditions through innovative concerts, grant writing, and multiple art mediums.

Dr. Gabriel Forero, guest soloist (viola)

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Gabriel is an active solo, chamber, orchestral and Baroque performer. He has presented concerts and recitals in the United States, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Spain. He actively performs with various orchestras and chamber ensembles mainly in the Nebraska and Iowa areas.

Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, choir conductor

Nicki Bakko Toliver is a prominent music educator with extensive experience in both public and private education across several U.S. states. Currently a faculty member at Wartburg College since 2014, she conducts the Kantorei and Castle Singers, teaches choral music education, and mentors student teachers.

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